Pope Francis meets with Brother Alois of Taizé

22 Mar 2022

On Monday 21 March, the Holy Father received the Prior of Taizé, Brother Alois, in a private audience, and later met also with some members of the Community. Brother Alois spoke firstly of the initiatives of solidarity taken by Taizé towards Ukrainian refugees. He also reflected on the synodal path currently being undertaken in the Catholic Church. Lastly, he shared with Pope Francis some news about the life of the community and the ecumenical quest of the Taizé community.

While in Rome, Brother Alois also spoke with Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, as well as with representatives of other Churches and Ecclesial communities. 

The Community of Taizé is made up of over a hundred brothers, Catholics and from various Protestant backgrounds, from around thirty nations. It seeks to be a “parable of community”, a sign of reconciliation between divided Christians and between separated peoples.


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